An armed citizenry and its enemies
Sturm, Ruger & Company, America's 4th largest gun manufacturer, announced that it has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders. Not too worry, though. This unusual problem stems from the fact that Sturm, Ruger booked over one million firearms orders in the first quarter of 2012. And the company acknowledged that, "the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders." New orders will be accepted, starting in about 60 days. Smith & Wesson and other domestic gun makers are presented with similar opportunities.
What does this mean in a country where the President and the Attorney General are dedicated to draconian gun control laws, in spite of recent SCOTUS rulings in Heller and McDonald? This Administration relishes the use executive fiat to bypass Congress, and enact new federal regulations to further their own hard left progressive agenda. We can expect a multi- front assault on gun owners, gun registration, ammunition sales, and firearm distributors, much like the Administration's brutal regulatory attacks on the fossil fuel and power production industry. (How much are you paying at the pump this weekend?)
The New York Times, Pravda-on-the-Hudson, has already fired the first shot in molding the media "battle space" on this issue. Perennial über lib Gail Collins wrote a laughably specious article last week about the NRA and gun control. When the first quote in article comes from those swell folks at the Brady Campaign, we understand its ideas reflect the Administration's thinking of what it plans to enforce by executive fiat, after a successful election in November.
I am thinking that the best solution for all concerned would be a strict national gun-control law that makes it very difficult to get a concealed weapons permit, permits gun dealers to sell only one handgun per individual per year, and makes it illegal for even permit holders to keep handguns anywhere but their home, store or car glove compartment unless they are employed in the security business.
Uh, Gail, all concealed permit holders are in the personal security business, defending their families, their homes and property wherever they go.
What separates America citizens from becoming like the docile socialist cattle of Europe and the UK is our constitutional right to own firearms. Obama and his Marxist leaning czars necessarily fear firearms in the hands of free citizens. Only a government "of the people" embraces the responsible firearm ownership of its citizens.